COVID-19 Information

Country-Specific Information:

  • Eswatini has confirmed ten cases of COVID-19 within its borders.

Entry and Exit Requirements:

  • The Eswatini government has advised people to defer non-essential trips to mainland China.
  • American Citizens traveling from COVID-19 high risk countries are restricted from entering Eswatini until further notice.
  • American Citizens visiting Eswatini as tourists should plan to depart the country by March 20, 2020.
  • South Africa is requiring visas for American Citizens.
  • At Eswatini’s main border posts (currently Oshoek and King Mswati III International Airport), there are ongoing screening processes for persons who have recently travelled to mainland China.
  • Some land border posts have been closed, including Sicunisa, Gege, Lundzi, Sandlane, Bulembu, and Nsalitje.

Quarantine Information:

  • Persons exposed to an individual with possible infection are requested to self-quarantine for 14 days with follow-up by the Ministry of Health.

Local Resources:

  • The Ministry of Health has established a toll-free hotline (975) to answer COVID-19 questions and receive reports of suspected cases, particularly from those who have traveled recently to mainland China. The government has designated a focal point for Eswatini’s COVID-19 response.  It has also designated one isolation ward within a primary health care facility and a second isolation ward in an alternate health care facility for coronavirus case management.

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